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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Nov 15, 2006 6:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hello and one question

Hands down one of the best versions of MOTM is the 4/5/69 Avalon show being seeded right now at shnflac:

http://www.shnflac.net/details.php?id=18417f77ca5e051b5a80ed9f3fb3ade5835717ef

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Poster: TheGreat_and_Knowledgable Date: Nov 15, 2006 6:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hello and one question

that live version looks good, ill download it, i find the DP 26 version to be not so good. Jerry's guitar is very quiet. And yes, us young generation must exist to keep the flame lit. Ive been listening ot the dead since i was 13, kinda young i assume. Maybe im too young to understand this song or come up with a good interpretation, can any1 say what they find in the words of the song

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 15, 2006 8:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hello and one question

I can see why you'd be intimidated but don't feel bad about your age. I can't speak for others here but I bet the majority will embrace anyone who embraces this great music. Actually it's way more than music. It's magic on so many levels. For me in a lot of ways it was someone speaking a language to me that I thought I only spoke until I discovered them.

I'm 35 myself and didn't see the band until 89. All in all I saw just under 30 shows. Way less than a lot of people younger than me and more than a lot of people older than me. I allways felt like a youngun myself but I got " it " and still get " it" and that's all that matters. On one hand I feel bad for anyone who loves them that never got to experience them live but on the other hand that can ruin a person. Me for instance, there are some bands I enjoy live but there isn't a one of them that can transform me like the Dead, not even close. So as a result I'm allways wishing for it but it never happens. I thought Phish was more impressive than the Dead in a lot of ways but they NEVER gave me a spiritual oneness, awakening,experience,cosmic nod, whatever " it" is, only the Dead has ever done that for me. Kimock has gotten the closest for me but even then it's just glimpses.

One of the great things about the Dead to me is the timelessness and much of that is due to the imagery Hunter creates. I've read him saying many times how he often leaves his lyrics open ended on purpose and that in turn creates a situation where the listener can kind of write the song themselves and create their own meanings. Certainly the moods these songs create on their own is very powerful in it's own right. I'd put Mts. of the Moon up with that. Baroque Dead without a doubt.

Sorry to Ramble, got a few strong IPA's in me and I LOVE the Grateful Dead.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 15, 2006 6:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hello and one question

I have this one and agree completely...good call.

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Poster: deadmax Date: Nov 15, 2006 7:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hello and one question

I too agree about not listening to Robert Hunter because he is too cryptic and I'm not sure he really remembers all of them. He is more a medium for the "Words and stories" that are out there and he just kind of channels them. Its probably more the cadence and spacing of the words and the individual interprets them that makes them worthwhile. Kind of Paints the Picture in your mind but in your own way.

Welcome O Knowlegeable one. (love the handle). As you know there is a treasure trove of useful (and useless) information here. Be humble and grow.